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the green sheet
news service of the Nebraska Trucking Association Published weekly by the
Nebraska Trucking Association
November 10, 2009 P.O. Box 81010
Great response to membership record update Lincoln, NE 68501-1010
The 2010 printed membership directory will be the best yet, thanks to every-
one who has let us know about changes in your contact information. If you www.nebtrucking.com
haven’t already, please return your member record with any needed correc- firstname.lastname@example.org
tions. We’ll close the listings on November 16. Questions? Contact Cyndi Buhr
Nance Harris, editor
at 402-476-8504 in Lincoln, email@example.com.
Sue Wilson, advertising manager
Can you help Habitat for Humanity with trailers? November 9 fuel prices
The Habitat ReStore in Omaha has been offered a large donation of 200 Nebraska - $2.807 (-.011)
tables and 600 chairs from General Growth Properties’ Westroads Mall National - $2.801 (-.007)
food court. To move the donation, the store needs two dry van trailers to be Nat’l ULSD - $2.805 (-.006)
dropped at the Westroads. One needs to be there by 5 p.m. November 15, Midwest ULSD - $2.784 (-.012)
and the loaded trailer pulled to the Habitat ReStore warehouse on Monday Rocky Mtn. ULSD- $2.821 (+.012)
morning, November 16. The next needs to be dropped late afternoon or early (change from one week ago)
evening November 16, and pulled to the warehouse Tuesday morning, No-
vember 17. The ReStore needs two or three days to unload the trailers once
at the warehouse, 1015 North 14th Street, by the new stadium downtown.
Habitat for Humanity of Omaha’s ReStore is a discount retail outlet that sells
building materials and home fixtures at prices 50 to 70 percent lower than their
retail cost. Proceeds from the sales support Habitat’s homebuilding mission.
To volunteer your equipment and drivers, please contact David Klitz, ReStore
Director, at 402-934-1033, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congress expands operating loss carrybacks
Congress has passed legislation to allow you to carry net operating losses
from either 2008 or 2009 back to any of the preceding five years, instead
of two years, as is the current law. This can be an important mechanism for 45’, 48’ & 53’
companies to obtain operating cash these days, and larger businesses were
disappointed when a similar provision in February’s federal stimulus package
was restricted to businesses with less than $15 million in annual receipts. The
current legislation has no such limit, and is expected to be signed into law very
soon. —source: ATA State Laws Newsletter
CONTACT: Kurt Bohaboj
Ferro confirmed as new FMCSA administrator 800-288-4556
Anne S. Ferro will become the next administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier
Safety Administration. Ferro has been serving as president of the Maryland OMAHA • SIOUX CITY • GRAND ISLAND
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Motor Truck Association and was Maryland’s Motor Vehicle Administrator from
1997 until 2003. She has also served on several regional advisory committees Truck & Trailer inc.
relating to freight planning, highway safety and transportation funding. In 2008, Sale - Rent - Lease - Repair
she was selected as Maryland’s Port Woman of the Year. She has a Master’s Full Service Trailer Dealer
degree in public management from the University of Maryland. t
Major & Minor
The Senate has also approved the nomination of Cynthia L. Quarterman to be t
administrator of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration of CDL Testing
the Department of Transportation.
FMCSA presents free public webinars on CSA 2010 N. Hwy. 77, Beatrice, Neb.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will present two free webinars
on the new Comprehensive Safety Analysis (CSA) 2010 system. The first will
be Thursday, December 3, 2009, at 2:30 p.m. central time, and is scheduled
to last 90 minutes. It will be an overview of the program and discussion of the
results from the pilot states. The second webinar will be Thursday, December
10, at 2:30 p.m. central time. This one will discuss the program from a motor
carrier and driver perspective. In order to participate, you must pre-register
• Bridgestone/Firestone •
online at http://csa2010.fmcsa.dot.gov/listeningSessions/. As you pre-register,
• Michelin •
you have the chance to submit questions about CSA 2010 that FMCSA will try
• Nat’l Accounts Welcome •
to answer during the webinars. Omaha Lincoln
7728 F St. 5535 Arbor Rd.
Temporary I-80 lane closures this week
The eastbound lanes of I-80 from the Gretna Interchange (mm 432) to the
Waverly Interchange (mm 409) will be closed today from 11 p.m. until 6 a.m.
Wednesday. The westbound lanes of I-80 will be closed November 13 from
11 p.m. until 6 a.m. The detour route for both closures will be US Highway 6.
There will be a right-lane restriction on eastbound I-80 between Gretna and
Waverly on November 11 from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. There will be a right-lane
restriction on westbound I-80 on November 13, from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. The
closures and lane restrictions are for removal of the 134th Street Bridge.
Looking for new recruits to the ranks of Trucker Buddies
Trucker Buddy International needs more commercial drivers to pair with
classrooms. Trucker Buddy, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, helps educate
schoolchildren via a pen pal relationship between professional truck drivers reefers n Flatbeds
and children in grades 2 - 8. Trucker Buddy matches classes of students with Lowboys n Stepdecks
professional truck drivers. Every week drivers share news about their travels
Hoppers n vans
with their class. Once a month, students write letters to their drivers. Please
consider promoting participation in this program to your drivers. It’s a wonder-
ful image-builder for the industry. More information is available at www. 402-339-1429 (office)
truckerbuddy.com, or call 1-800-MY-BUDDY.
4511 S. 67th Street
Quote of the week
“Be an optimist— at least until they start moving animals in pairs to Cape